Staying ahead of the change curve to maintain your advantage

The rate of change in technology is gaining speed and it’s critical for businesses to stay ahead but anticipating tech disruptions in enough time to exploit them can be a challenge in itself especially when delivering transformation on a tight budget and being prepared for the next big thing on the horizon.

What is a vCTO?

The vCTO has a proven track record to communicate at board level, as well as throughout organisations on any technical issue from overall IT strategy to day to day business and managing in-house or outsourced IT teams to ensure business objectives are delivered.

A vCTO enables businesses to achieve enterprise-level objectives by getting the best out of existing technologies and integrating new technologies to go beyond just optimising IT performance.

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What are the responsibilities of a vCTO?

  • Strategic and independent technology audits and reviews
  • Develop an overall business and IT strategy
  • Deliver a structured digital transformation plan that aligns with the overall business and IT strategy
  • Ensured projects are delivered within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Take a solution-led approach to any issues arising during each project lifecycle
  • Taken full ownership of IT budget to ensure cost optimisation for every technology
  • Report to senior leadership on progress, monitoring and any issues and risks pre, during and post projects
  • Help manage internal IT teams to ensure BAU activities align with the overall focus

How does our vCTO work?

Years of experience

The Conosco consultative approach is to develop a high-trust partnership with your organisation to allow us to build a deep understanding of your infrastructure and the kind of support you need. By using an industry-experienced CTO, our clients take advantage of the vast knowledge and accomplishments built from years of working across multiple sectors and disciplines.

Our vCTO service covers technology, infrastructure, unified communications, cloud, data centre, applications, programme management and procurement.

Here are just some of the things we can manage:

  • Business & IT Strategy
  • Robust disaster planning
  • Cost optimisation and reduction
  • Stay ahead of change

Conosco’s contribution to our fundamental digital transformation has been invaluable. The Virtual CTO model worked perfectly, providing internal leadership and direction and the ability to inject the right skills, at the right time, to ensure the success of our digital transformation

David L. Stern , CEO, Crabtree & Evelyn

Benefits of a vCTO

Our vCTO’s deliver a number of benefits, both tactical and strategic. Here are just a few:

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Specialist expertise

With years of experience in delivering effective technology strategy, your vCTO will have established relationships with vendors, as well as access to additional resources which they can use to help meet your business objectives.

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Immediate availability

Our specialists are available immediately, which means you start seeing the impact straight away. Put in place easily, with no need for training or lengthy onboarding processes, it’s an instant boost to your security operation.

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Upskilling your team

Our vCTOs are there to provide high-level guidance and upskilling, not just for your senior leadership team and key stakeholders but across your entire technology function.

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Cost-effective

Hiring this role in-house can get expensive in terms of salary, not to mention the cost of office space and equipment. With an outsourced, virtual role, you can expect significant cost savings without cutting corners or taking unnecessary risks.

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Total flexibility

You can hire as and when your business requires it, without the demanding recruitment process. Whether you need support on a short-term project, or you’re after expert advice on a monthly or quarterly basis, we can arrange something that works for you.